Obaseki decorated as ‘Safe Migration Ambassador’ by ActionAid

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has been decorated by ActionAid Nigeria, a social justice organization, as a ‘Safe Migration Ambassador’ for his administration’s efforts in tackling irregular migration. The governor received the honour during a courtesy visit by executives of ActionAid Nigeria led by the Country Director, Ene Obi, at the Government House, in Benin City. Receiving the guests, the governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to end violence against women and children in the state, stressing that without social justice, Nigeria cannot end poverty among its citizens. Obaseki commended ActionAid and their partners for supporting vulnerable…

Edo State First Lady blames bad governance for irregular migration

Edo State First Lady, Betsy Obaseki, has blamed bad governance in the country in the past as the reason for irregular migration phenomenon that is predominant in the country. She was speaking on the occasion of a one day Equipment Handing Over Ceremony of the Dare to Hope Project in Edo State organised by the Action Aid Nigeria in Benin City with the theme: “Creation of alternatives to irregular migration through socio-economic empowerment and sensitization.” According to her, “It(irregular migration by Nigerians) is a phenomenon that has occurred as a…

JIFORM-NEKOTECH Summit holds Feb 25-26 in Ghana, pay tributes to Rawlings

The African media summit being organized by the Journalists International Forum for Migration(JIFORM) in partnership with the NEKOTECH Center of Excellence, Ghana, slated for Accra International Conference Center between January 21-22 has been postponed to February 25-26, 2021. The shift in date was confirmed by the President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi owing to the burial ceremony of the former Ghanaian President, His Excellency, John Jerry Rawlings, kicking off at the Conference Center between January 21-26. The JIFORM President described the late leader as “an achiever and liberator globally acknowledged for…

All hands must be on deck to halt human trafficking, says JIFORM

In its message to mark the world day of awareness against human trafficking 2021, Journalists International Forum for Migration(JIFORM) has charged that “every hand must be on the deck in Africa and other continents to halt the heineous crime against humanity.” Said Ajibola Abayomi, President of JIFORM, “everyJanuary 11, being a date set aside  for awareness against human trafficking gathers momentum from the US since 2000 to the other parts of world, to this end, every hand must be on the deck in Africa and other continents to halt the…

Stop Kafala system, JIFORM admonish AU

As the world marks the International Migrants Day 2020 to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants, the African Union (AU) has been admonished by the Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) to put a stop to the en-slavement of countless African women in the Middle East through the horrible Kafala System. Kafala is a trade system in the Middle East that encourages the trading of migrants as slave workers in connivance with some countries that part with their female folks in exchange for money. “In this illicit human…

Africans top global list of dead migrants in 2020

For another year, more Africans have lost their lives to irregular migration in 2020 than any other people, data from a United Nations (UN) agency reveals just as the world commemorates the 2020 International Migrants Day on 18 December. About 3,101 migrants died globally in 2020 while trying to reach different international destinations through irregular routes, 1,483 of them were Africans. According to data from the Missing Migrant Project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the deaths were recorded across six regions of the world between 1 January and…

Give returnees sense of belonging, says NGO

Executive Director of Patriotic Citizen Initiatives(PCI), Osita Osemene, has appealed to the society to reintegrate migrants in all aspects of life so that they can overcome setback. He made the appeal while speaking on the role of the community in ensuring sustainable reintegration of migrants in the community at a Strategic Town Hall meeting held in Benin City to mark the 2020 International Migrants Day. According to him, “the situation in communities of return greatly influences the reintegration process. Communities with strong social networks and access to resources can provide…

Canada: ALTEC leads pathway to easy migration for Africans

As Canadian government released the 2020 report on immigration plans to her parliament on immigration matters that would pave way for millions of migrants to migrate the country, ALTEC Global Inc., a Toronto based Immigration and Business consulting firm, established in 1992 has commenced move to facilitate regular migration expecially for the Africans. The facilitation will favour ambitious business men, graduates, families, skilled and various types of workers to relocate to Canada by availing them adequate information on specific areas of interests and visa categories. Susan Gong, the Chief Executive…

JIFORM invites Elumelu to African Summit on Migration in Ghana

 Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) has extended invitation to African economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr Tony Elumelu to participate in African media summit on migration, trade and investment slated Ghana on Januarys 21 and 22, 2021. The event is being organised by JIFORM in partnership with the NIKOTECH Center of Excellence, Ghana and others. According to JIFORM which has over 250 journalists spread across the world focusing on migration reporting with headquarters in Nigeria, the chairman of Heirs Holdings and the United Bank for Africa(UBA), is to deliver a…

JIFORM mourns Rawlings, Balarabe says heroes gone

Journalists International Forum for Migration, JIFORM, on Thursday, November 12th, 2020, mourned the passing away of former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings describing him as a great liberator and one of the ever lived pan-Africanists. The media foundation with over 250 journalists covering migration across the world also expressed condolences to the people of Nigeria over the death of former Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa. Ajibola Abayomi, the President of JIFORM in a statement said: “Jerry left his footprint on the sands of time as a game changer in Ghana.…